Coming soon from Hermes Press! Babes in Arms, written by famed comics historian Trina Robbins, is a collection of classic World War II heroines by artists such as Jill Elgin, Lily Renee, Barbara Hall, and Fran Hopper!
BABES IN ARMS: WOMEN IN THE COMICS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Trina Robbins; ISBN #1-61345-095-6; $60; 7.75 x 10.25 inches; hardcover; all color; collects classic World War II women fighting heroes by artists Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lily Renee, and Fran Hopper; over 300 pages of action packed adventure!
During the Golden Age of comics publishers offered titles supporting the war effort — presenting fighting men and their feminine counterparts — babes in arms! Comic books during this period featured US service-women fighting all of the axis bad guys and gave several of the most noteworthy women artists of the era opportunities to create action-packed, adventure filled four color stories. Now for the first time renowned pop-culture historian Trina Robbins assembles comic book stories by artists Barbara Hall, Jill Elgin, Lily Renee, and Fran Hopper together with insightful commentary and loads of documentary extras to create the definitive book chronicling the work of these important Golden Age artists. This magnificent art book offers page after page of good girl action!